Leprechaun Laughs #141 for 05/09/2012


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 What?! Everyone in the whole damned neighborhood has been planting flowers and stuff that they’ll have to water twice a day or it will be dead inside 3 weeks. Beautification they call it,  I call it a waste of time, money and a great way to suffer hay fever and a sore back.

My solution? I rounded up about a dozen illegally migrant mythical forest creatures and a hand full of fairies, went to Lowes & the Garden Center. I had it all delivered to the gate of the Estate and promised 6 large pizzas, a gallon of Hawaiian Punch for the migrants and a can of Red Bull for each of the faries (it gives them wings!) when the work was completed.

The fairies having no sense of proportion, and hoping for a tip on top of their pay (in the form of additional pizza)  plus already buzzing around at warp speed from the single can of Red Bull I let them share went a little over the top with the flower bed what can I say. I’m not complaining though, the thing waters itself, its down wind so I don’t have to snort the pollen and live on Benadryl constantly. Plus I understand 2 of the illegally migrant Gnomes have taken up residence in it someplace and are paying rent by tending it.

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Witch of the South
You all remember that in the movie “The Wizard of Oz”, the wicked witch of the East was killed by the falling house, the witch of the West stalked Dorothy and was killed by water, and Glenda, the Witch of the North helped Dorothy get home.  There is no mention of the witch of the South. Here’s what she would probably be like:
CLOTHING –
West: Black hat and cape
North: Pink formal dress
South: Tube top and spandex
NOTABLE FEATURES –
West: Green Nose
North: Flawless Beauty
South: Beehive Hairdo
FAVORITE DRINK –
West: Potions
North: Morning Dew
South: Moonshine/Mint Julep
FOOD –
West: Apples from talking trees
North: Poppies
South: Moon Pies
HOUSE –
West: Large black castle
North: In the sky?
South: Why else would tornados be attracted to mobile homes?
TRANSPORTATION –
West: Broom
North: Bubble
South: Pink Cadillac (That was a yellow bricked ROAD, not a sidewalk)
FRIENDS –
West: Flying Monkeys
North: Munchkins
South: Hound Dogs
DESIRES –
West: The ruby slippers
North: For Dorothy to learn her lesson
South: A full mouth of teeth
FEARS –
West: Water, a house falling on her
North: She’ll mess up her hair
South: Revenuers
WEAPONS –
West: Ball of fire
North: Snow
South: Shot Gun
FAVORITE SAYINGS –
West: I’ll get you, my pretty
North: There’s no place like home
South: Ya’ll ain’t from around here, are ya?
DEALING WITH PROBLEMS –
West: Make Dorothy wait until the sand runs out on the hourglass
North: Make Dorothy run all over Oz looking for the Emerald City
South: Just click them heels, Darlin’, and get yourself home.

 

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Celtic Consumer Warnings

Bank of America Allegedly Drops McMillan Gun Company For ‘Political’ Reasons

McMillan Group International, a company that manufactures firearms and accessories, is claiming that Bank of America asked them find another bank for “political” reasons.

The company, whose different entities have been doing business with Bank of America for more than twelve years, says it has never made a late payment, and never bounced a check.

On Thursday, the Director of Operations Kelly McMillan explained on McMillan’s Facebook page:

Today Mr. Ray Fox, Senior Vice President, Market Manager, Business Banking, Global Commercial Banking [of Bank of America] came to my office. He scheduled the meeting as an ‘account analysis’ meeting in order to evaluate the two lines of credit we have with them. He spent 5 minutes talking about how McMillan has changed in the last 5 years and have become more of a firearms manufacturer than a supplier of accessories.

At this point I interrupted him and asked, ‘Can I [possibly] save you some time so that you don’t waste your breath?  What you are going to tell me is that because we are in the firearms manufacturing business you no longer what my business.’

‘That is correct’ he [said].

I replied ‘That is okay, we will move our accounts as soon as possible. We can find a 2nd Amendment friendly bank that will be glad to have our business.  You won’t mind if I tell the NRA, SCI and everyone one I know that BofA is not firearms industry friendly?’

‘You have to do what you must’ he said.

‘So you are telling me this is a politically motivated decision, is that right?’

Mr Fox confirmed that it was.  At which point I told him that the meeting was over and there was nothing let for him to say.

The Daily Caller is reporting, in addition, that the bank representative remarked, “We have to assess the risk of doing business with a firearms related industry.”

Many ask, what risk would that be?  Are there really enough people who would refuse to do business with Bank of America over having McMillan as a client that it justifies discontinuing the decade-long relationship?

And when the representative allegedly agreed that the motivation was “political,” did he mean among clients and executives, or government officials?

As a bank that received $20 billion in the bailout, many are outraged that the company seemingly finds constitutional rights a professional liability.

McMillan has thanked the public for its support over Facebook, writing: “I know this is not about McMillan. It’s about the possibility of losing our freedom and right to keep and bear arms. If this had happened to any other company I am sure all of you would have been on their web page shouting your allegiance to the cause.”

The company assures its clients that many competing banks have offered their services, and Kelly McMillan is looking to see whether the company can stop accepting Bank of America cards.

McMillan Group International  [Facebook where announcement was made (you don’t have to sign up or in to see it)] https://www.facebook.com/McMillanGroupInternational/posts/10150946905673368

Bank of America Denies a Small Business for Making Guns?

Kelly McMillan, McMillan Group International director of operations, who claims Bank of America denied doing business with the company because it manufactures guns. http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1618082676001/bofa-denies-a-small-business-for-making-guns

Am I the only one that the irony of a bank calling itself “Bank of America” refusing to do business with a company focus ton helping Americans exercise their Second Amendment rights?

Bank of America is NOT all THAT solvent that it can afford to lose the accounts of 4 million small business owners. I personally use them for my small business as well as my personal banking. That is about to change By the time you read this on Wednesday 05/09/2012 I will already have begun to process of separating myself both bossiness and personally from Bank of American. I will tell them bluntly that I could over look the constant nickel and dime charges and the regular increases in fees but I refuse to overlook them attempting to squash my Second Amendment rights like this for POLITICAL reasons.

Please consider doing likewise. please see that you pass this information along to as many others as possible. Banks understand one thing money and the power it brings and wields.  Lets wield the power of our money and bring it to bare on Bank of Americ and express our displeasure and disgust in their business practices by decimating their bottom line.

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 “You can call us rednecks if you want-we’re not offended, because we know what we’re all about. We get up and go to work, we get up and go to church, and we get up and go to war when necessary.” — Jeff Foxworthy

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you know gender is a social construct, but have no idea where electricity comes from.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you think the “evil” of Stalinist regimes is overstated and the tyranny of the American regime is never stated enough.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you believe portraying Bush as the Joker is political satire, but portraying Obama as the Joker is racist.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . if you believe Glenn Beck is an extremist because Keith Olbermann told you so.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . if you think America is a cesspool of fat lobotomized WalMart Jesusbots who have the gall to question your patriotism.

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You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you believe in the separation of Church and State; Mosque and State, not so much.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you believe that hurricanes are caused by people, and that crime is caused by the environment.

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You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you think that treating all people equally, regardless of race, is racist.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you burn tons of carbon to attend a global warming conference that only sanctions the cleanest nation on Earth.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you believe in having dialog with your opponents, and that they’d better shut up during this dialog.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you think everyone would agree with you if they were open minded, and you refuse to listen to any other possibility.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you believe that a mosque should be built at Ground Zero, but Jews shouldn’t build apartments in East Jerusalem.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . if all your political arguments contain the phrase, “It’s Bush’s fault.”

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you believe that Pro-Life violates right of privacy, but you want to tell people they can’t eat french fries.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you believe that immersing a crucifix in urine is fine art, but depicting the prophet Mohammed is insensitive.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you think the problem is that Obama is just too darn moderate.

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You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you spend your day telling people that a border fence can’t work, then drive home to your gated community.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you think Sarah Palin was too inexperienced to be VP but that Obama had plenty of experience to be President.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you think the Right needs to be rounded up in camps to prevent them from acting like Nazis.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you think credit card companies are evil when they lend money, and mortgage companies are evil when they don’t.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you believe education is A) the single most critical key to our future, and B) impossible to measure.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you think people have too many kids, and that those kids need to pay for your Social Security.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you think the Government should be obsessed with race, but no one else should ever mention it.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you think banks earning money on interest is wrong, but paying interest to China on the national debt is just peachy.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you think subsidies are an entitlement, tax cuts are a gift, and liberty is a controlled substance.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you totally hate haters, and wish those violent bastards would just die.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you’ve ever worried about the threat of Tea Party violence during a Dick Cheney heart attack thread on Kos.

You might be a liberal if . . .
. . . you are running low on Valium this weekend due to Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally.

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 Introspection Outside the Box

The managing partners of Dewy Cheatum & Howe, (a whole owned subcideary of Pot o’ Gold Ponzi Schemes & Enterprise Worldwide) is proud to announce a new arm of its Specialty Division of Legal Firms:

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Who Said That?

Who Said That? This is a fun quiz….Listed below are 10 direct quotes. You have to guess which American politician said it. Your four choices are: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Former VP Dan Quayle, President Barack Obama, and Former President George W. Bush…

Ready? Here you go!

1)”Let me be absolutely clear…Israel is a strong friend of Israel.”
A. Barack Obama
B. Dan Quayle
C. Sarah Palin
D. George W. Bush

2) “I’ve now been in 57 states I think one left to go.”
A. Barack Obama
B. Dan Quayle
C. Sarah Palin
D. George W. Bush

3) “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes, and I see many of them in the audience here today.”
A. Barack Obama
B. Dan Quayle
C. Sarah Palin
D. George W. Bush

4) “What they’ll say is, ‘Well it costs too much money,’ but you know what? It would cost, about. It it it would cost about the same as what we would spend. It. Over the course of 10 years it would cost what it would costs us. (nervous laugh) All right. Okay. We’re going to. It. It would cost us about the same as it would cost for about hold on one second. I can’t hear myself. But I’m glad you’re fired up, though. I’m glad.”
A. Barack Obama
B. Dan Quayle
C. Sarah Palin
D. George W. Bush

5) “The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice , savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.”
A. Barack Obama
B. Dan Quayle
C. Sarah Palin
D. George W. Bush

6) “I bowled a 129. It’s like – it was like the Special Olympics, or something.”
A. Barack Obama
B. Dan Quayle
C. Sarah Palin
D. George W. Bush

7) “Of the many responsibilities granted to a president by our Constitution, few are more serious or more consequential than selecting a Supreme Court just ice . The members of our highest court are granted life tenure, often serving long after the presidents who appointed them. And they are charged with the vital task of applying principles put to paper more than 20 centuries ago to some of the most difficult questions of our time.”
A. Barack Obama
B. Dan Quayle
C. Sarah Palin
D. George W. Bush

8) “Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma, they end up taking up a hospital bed, it costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early and they got some treatment, and a, a breathalyzer, or inhalator, not a breathalyzer. I haven’t had much sleep in the last 48 hours.”
A. Barack Obama
B. Dan Quayle
C. Sarah Palin
D. George W. Bush

9) “It was interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of, I don’t know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing.”
A.. Barack Obama
B. Dan Quayle
C. Sarah Palin
D. George W. Bush

10) “I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.”
A. Barack Obama
B. Dan Quayle
C. Sarah Palin
D. George W. Bush

Sorry, this was a trick quiz…All of the correct answers are the same person. Each of these quotes are directly from President Barack Obama. And now you know why he brings his teleprompter with him everywhere he goes…even when talking to a 6th grade class.

And some members of the media continue to insist he is, “The smartest man ever elected to the Presidency.” Yeah Right!!!

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Obama administration official says al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden wanted to see President Barack Obama assassinated.

Gee, who would have ever imagined that 31% of Americans or 63 million people (Republicans) would ever have something in common with the most notorious terrorist mastermind of modern history?

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The Top 5 Euphemisms for “Breaking Wind”

[Notice how this subject comes right after a reference to Impish then feel free to draw your own conclusions regarding the segue way]

5> Steam-pressing the Calvins
4> Humming the theme from “Mr. Bean”
3> Entering the sphincter chat room
2> Exhuming the dinner corpse

and The Number 1 Euphemism for “Breaking Wind”…

1> Testing in the Levi Wind Tunnel
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125,000 Dominoes – Inventions – CDT 2010 (HD/3D)

This breathtaking video has one of the most intricate domino setups you will ever see. With 125,000 dominoes, you’ll be glad you’re not the person who has to clean it up!

 

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 Parting Shot BP

Stephen King: Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake!

image The iconic writer scolds the superrich (including himself—and Mitt Romney) for not giving back, and warns of a Kingsian apocalyptic scenario if inequality is not addressed in America.

by Stephen King | April 30, 2012 4:45 AM EDT

Chris Christie may be fat, but he ain’t Santa Claus. In fact, he seems unable to decide if he is New Jersey’s governor or its caporegime, and it may be a comment on the coarsening of American discourse that his brash rudeness is often taken for charm. In February, while discussing New Jersey’s newly amended income-tax law, which allows the rich to pay less (proportionally) than the middle class, Christie was asked about Warren Buffett’s observation that he paid less federal income taxes than his personal secretary, and that wasn’t fair. “He should just write a check and shut up,” Christie responded, with his typical verve. “I’m tired of hearing about it. If he wants to give the government more money, he’s got the ability to write a check—go ahead and write it.”

Heard it all before. At a rally in Florida (to support collective bargaining and to express the socialist view that firing teachers with experience was sort of a bad idea), I pointed out that I was paying taxes of roughly 28 percent on my income. My question was, “How come I’m not paying 50?” The governor of New Jersey did not respond to this radical idea, possibly being too busy at the all-you-can-eat cheese buffet at Applebee’s in Jersey City, but plenty of other people of the Christie persuasion did.

Cut a check and shut up, they said.

If you want to pay more, pay more, they said.

Tired of hearing about it, they said.

Tough shit for you guys, because I’m not tired of talking about it. I’ve known rich people, and why not, since I’m one of them? The majority would rather douse their dicks with lighter fluid, strike a match, and dance around singing “Disco Inferno” than pay one more cent in taxes to Uncle Sugar. It’s true that some rich folks put at least some of their tax savings into charitable contributions. My wife and I give away roughly $4 million a year to libraries, local fire departments that need updated lifesaving equipment (Jaws of Life tools are always a popular request), schools, and a scattering of organizations that underwrite the arts. Warren Buffett does the same; so does Bill Gates; so does Steven Spielberg; so do the Koch brothers; so did the late Steve Jobs. All fine as far as it goes, but it doesn’t go far enough.

What charitable 1 percenters can’t do is assume responsibility—America’s national responsibilities: the care of its sick and its poor, the education of its young, the repair of its failing infrastructure, the repayment of its staggering war debts. Charity from the rich can’t fix global warming or lower the price of gasoline by one single red penny. That kind of salvation does not come from Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Ballmer saying, “OK, I’ll write a $2 million bonus check to the IRS.” That annoying responsibility stuff comes from three words that are anathema to the Tea Partiers: United American citizenry.

Photos: Rich People for Higher Taxes

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And hey, why don’t we get real about this? Most rich folks paying 28 percent taxes do not give out another 28 percent of their income to charity. Most rich folks like to keep their dough. They don’t strip their bank accounts and investment portfolios. They keep them and then pass them on to their children, their children’s children. And what they do give away is—like the monies my wife and I donate—totally at their own discretion. That’s the rich-guy philosophy in a nutshell: don’t tell us how to use our money; we’ll tell you.

The Koch brothers are right-wing creepazoids, but they’re giving right-wing creepazoids. Here’s an example: 68 million fine American dollars to Deerfield Academy. Which is great for Deerfield Academy. But it won’t do squat for cleaning up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, where food fish are now showing up with black lesions. It won’t pay for stronger regulations to keep BP (or some other bunch of dipshit oil drillers) from doing it again. It won’t repair the levees surrounding New Orleans. It won’t improve education in Mississippi or Alabama. But what the hell—them li’l crackers ain’t never going to go to Deerfield Academy anyway. Fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke.

Here’s another crock of fresh bullshit delivered by the right wing of the Republican Party (which has become, so far as I can see, the only wing of the Republican Party): the richer rich people get, the more jobs they create. Really? I have a total payroll of about 60 people, most of them working for the two radio stations I own in Bangor, Maine. If I hit the movie jackpot—as I have, from time to time—and own a piece of a film that grosses $200 million, what am I going to do with it? Buy another radio station? I don’t think so, since I’m losing my shirt on the ones I own already. But suppose I did, and hired on an additional dozen folks. Good for them. Whoopee-ding for the rest of the economy.

Tired of hearing about it, they said. Tough shit for you guys, because I’m not tired of talking about it. I’ve known rich people, and why not, since I’m one of them?

At the risk of repeating myself, here’s what rich folks do when they get richer: they invest. A lot of those investments are overseas, thanks to the anti-American business policies of the last four administrations. Don’t think so? Check the tag on that T-shirt or gimme cap you’re wearing. If it says MADE IN AMERICA, I’ll … well, I won’t say I’ll eat your shorts, because some of that stuff is made here, but not much of it. And what does get made here doesn’t get made by America’s small cadre of polluted bloatocrats; it’s made, for the most part, in barely-gittin’-by factories in the Deep South, where the only unions people believe in are those solemnized at the altar of the local church (as long as they’re from different sexes, that is).

The U.S. senators and representatives who refuse even to consider raising taxes on the rich—they squall like scalded babies (usually on Fox News) every time the subject comes up—are not, by and large, superrich themselves, although many are millionaires and all have had the equivalent of Obamacare for years. They simply idolize the rich. Don’t ask me why; I don’t get it either, since most rich people are as boring as old, dead dog shit. The Mitch McConnells and John Boehners and Eric Cantors just can’t seem to help themselves. These guys and their right-wing supporters regard deep pockets like Christy Walton and Sheldon Adelson the way little girls regard Justin Bieber … which is to say, with wide eyes, slack jaws, and the drool of adoration dripping from their chins. I’ve gotten the same reaction myself, even though I’m only “baby rich” compared with some of these guys, who float serenely over the lives of the struggling middle class like blimps made of thousand-dollar bills.

In America, the rich are hallowed. Even Warren Buffett, who has largely been drummed out of the club for his radical ideas about putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to patriotism, made the front pages when he announced that he had stage-1 prostate cancer. Stage 1, for God’s sake! A hundred clinics can fix him up, and he can put the bill on his American Express black card! But the press made it sound like the pope’s balls had just dropped off and shattered! Because it was cancer? No! Because it was Warren Buffett, he of Berkshire-Hathaway!

I guess some of this mad right-wing love comes from the idea that in America, anyone can become a Rich Guy if he just works hard and saves his pennies. Mitt Romney has said, in effect, “I’m rich and I don’t apologize for it.” Nobody wants you to, Mitt. What some of us want—those who aren’t blinded by a lot of bullshit persiflage thrown up to mask the idea that rich folks want to keep their damn money—is for you to acknowledge that you couldn’t have made it in America without America. That you were fortunate enough to be born in a country where upward mobility is possible (a subject upon which Barack Obama can speak with the authority of experience), but where the channels making such upward mobility possible are being increasingly clogged. That it’s not fair to ask the middle class to assume a disproportionate amount of the tax burden. Not fair? It’s un-fucking-American is what it is. I don’t want you to apologize for being rich; I want you to acknowledge that in America, we all should have to pay our fair share. That our civics classes never taught us that being American means that—sorry, kiddies—you’re on your own. That those who have received much must be obligated to pay—not to give, not to “cut a check and shut up,” in Governor Christie’s words, but to pay—in the same proportion. That’s called stepping up and not whining about it. That’s called patriotism, a word the Tea Partiers love to throw around as long as it doesn’t cost their beloved rich folks any money.

This has to happen if America is to remain strong and true to its ideals. It’s a practical necessity and a moral imperative. Last year during the Occupy movement, the conservatives who oppose tax equality saw the first real ripples of discontent. Their response was either Marie Antoinette (“Let them eat cake”) or Ebenezer Scrooge (“Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?”). Short-sighted, gentlemen. Very short-sighted. If this situation isn’t fairly addressed, last year’s protests will just be the beginning. Scrooge changed his tune after the ghosts visited him. Marie Antoinette, on the other hand, lost her head.

Think about it.

Mr. King is quite right on several points but foremost his last one about Tea Partiers and their intense dislike of anything that dips into their pocket. Some of that dislike from where I sit is not unjustified, a great deal of it however certainly is. It is not permissible or conscionable to place the amassing of personal wealth over the REASONABLE needs of the Government. On the flip side Occupiers have a FEW (very few sadly) valid points. Continuation of the low interest student loans and the expansion of the Federal Education Grant System- {FOR THE DESERVING student with a decent academic track record.] Limits on the amounts Corporations can spend on elections, the return to “sound Money”

However the Tea Party and the Occupiers are about as diametrically opposed as you can possibly get (and likely will become a future teaching example of the concept). We here at DL/LL often mention how we take the middle ground, how we are Concintrists, seeing Pros & Cons in most points of the compass and wanting a Government that practices give and take compromise governing rather that partisan politics trench warfare in the aisles of Congress at the expense of the people they we sent there to represent.

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This issue of tax reform is a prime example for our point. The is a very simple middle ground salutation to the problem and issue one that gives relief to the middle class while not overly gouging the upper class so they feel they are being penalized for being successful or rich. A compromise that goes a long way to smoothing out & leveling the tax field. Its called overhauling the fantastically overly complex and loophole ridden tax system and switching to a FlatTtax or Fair Tax.

Definition of ‘Flat Tax’

A system that applies the same tax rate to every taxpayer regardless of income bracket. A flat tax applies the same tax rate to all taxpayers, with no deductions or exemptions allowed. Supporters of a flat tax system propose that it would give taxpayers incentive to earn more because they would not be penalized with a higher tax bracket. In addition, supporters argue that a flat tax system is fairer because it imposed the tax on all taxpayers regardless of income.

 Definition fair tax

Proposed amendment to tax laws that seeks to abolish federal and state income taxes and replace it with a federal retail sales tax. This amendment was introduced under the Fair Tax Act of 2003

This is as opposed to;

Definition of ‘Progressive Tax’

A tax that takes a larger percentage from the income of high-income earners than it does from low-income individuals. The United States income tax is considered progressive: in 2010, individuals who earned up to $8,375 fell into the 10% tax bracket, while individuals earning $373,650 or more fell into the 35% tax bracket. Basically, taxpayers are broken down into categories based on taxable income; the more one earns, the more taxes they will have to pay once they cross the benchmark cut-off points between the different tax bracket levels.

Which is what we operate under now.

HOWEVER before I will happily accept a Flat Tax or Fair Tax ,the tax code needs to be overhauled the loopholes closed. What kind of loopholes you ask? Well, for one how about;

Illegal immigrants are filing tax returns and using a loophole to get back mega bucks in refunds.

Everyone who is employed (illegals too) must report income and pay taxes. Undocumented workers don’t have social security numbers so instead, the IRS supplies them with a ITIN which is an individual taxpayer identification number. This number allows them to file a tax return.

Now here comes the loophole. It is called the Additional Child Tax Credit and it is a fully refundable credit of up to $1,000 per child. It’s purpose is to help working families who have children living at home.

Many of these undocumented workers are filing for children that live in Mexico! The more dependents you have, the more money you get back. It’s like winning the lottery every spring. The whistleblower said that refunds of $10,000 are not at all unusual.  [ Don’t worry we’re going to get WAY deeper into this issue next week. That’s the problem with doing this only once a week, too many really good Parting Shot subjects can happen in any given week!]

Then there’s a few other things aside from the tax code that while not part of the code are from a certain point of view connected to the taxes we all pay.

  • No tax deductions for non citizens! If you are a US citizen and live in a foreign country you get HAMMERED in taxes. Why are we giving non citizens the same benefits and breaks as citizens?
  • Tax Churches! If religious organizations want to interfere in our governance and politics, lobby for laws to suit their religious doctrines which the rest of us regardless of our religious choices will be forced to obey once they become law. They lobby and contribute heavily to political campaigns to get their candidate elected to further their non secular agendas just as if they were large corporations so why not make them subject to the same rules and regulations as corporations. Their definition of separation of church and state  in one of abuse of the concept which gives them an unreasonable advantage and is certainly NOT what the Founding Fathers had in mind for the principle. I say take the gloves off and level the playing field.
  • Reset the compensation packages for Congress to what they were originally intended to be- livable stipends for non permanent jobs. The Founding Fathers never intended for Congress to be a long term career for anyone. Congress has helped itself to our pockets and taxes for long enough. Show me any other profession where you can be a bunch of professional screws ups, keep your jobs and while failing to do the job award yourself a raise any time you want one. Raises  should follow a set Cost of Living Adjustment, Any changes to base salaries should be subject a vote by the populace at election time every 2 years.  You serve 2 years in Congress are a total screw up and off and you can retire with 1005 of you pay for life. However you can spend 20 years in the military, see combat be wounded exist under hardship conditions for months at a time and when you get out you’re LUCKY to retire on 505 and the same congress will be busily eroding your benefits package and your medical will be provided in over crowded disgustingly filthy substandard conditions! I say if its good enough for the men & women of our military its good enough for Congress who in a 20 year career undoubtedly had it much better off.
  • Enough already with the Foreign Aid to hostile countries and those countries blowing smoke in our face about their harboring terrorists and their training facilities! You take our money, that comes with expectations & obligations. There is no such thing as free lunch of no strings attached money. Stop throwing our tax dollars into a bottomless money pit from which zero positive results are obtained.

<Whiningly> But Lethal! WE have treaties and International agreements where we are required to give the aid we agreed to!

Yeah? Like the other side of most of those agreements are keeping their ends of the bargains? Screw them all. Declare the treaties and International Agreements in abeyance and forget them. We’ll keep or money you keep your diseased squalor and your 3rd world 18th century way of life. Oh yea if you decide to prey on our citizen over it will use our 21st century technology to find you and make an ugly scorch mark out of you your friends, your family, your relatives, your clan/tribe, your village, province &/or ethnic region. Sorry Schmuck, you had your shot at the sugar cube now you get the lead filled stick.

See from where I sit in the middle of things the solution is easy to see. The bigger problem is the whole tax issue is a two sided coin. On one side how to FAIRLY and Reasonably obtain money form everyone and on the other fixing it so that government can do more with less from each of us.

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About lethalleprechaun

I believe in being the kind of man who, when my feet touch the floor in the morn', causes the Devil to say "BUGGER ME! HIMSELF IS UP!" ======== I'm a White Married Heterosexual who fervently believes in the war(s) we are fighting, the Second Amendment which I plan on defending with my last breath and my last round of ammunition as well as Arizona's stringent law on Immigration and the need for the border wall. I'm a right of center Con-centrist with Tea Party & Republican sympathies who drives an SUV. I am a Life Time Member of the NRA, a Charter Member of the Patriots' Border Alliance and North American Hunters Association. If there is a season for it and I can shoot one I'll eat it and proudly wear its fur. I believe PETA exists solely to be a forum for Gays, Vegetarians, Hollywood snobbery to stupid to get into politics and Soybean Growers. The ACLU stopped protecting our civil liberties sometime after the 1960s and now serves its own bigoted headline grabbing agenda much in the same way as the Southern Poverty Law Center. I am ecstatic that WE the PEOPLE finally got mad enough to rise up and take back the Government from WE the ENTITLED and reverently wish the Liberals would just get over the loss and quit whining/protesting all the time. After all they're just reaping what they've sown. I am Pro-choice both when it comes to the issue of abortion AND school prayer. I believe in a government for the people, by the people which represents and does the people's will. Therefore I an Pro States rights and mandatory term limits but against special interest group campaign contributions and soft money. I think that sports teams who allow their players to sit or take a knee during the National Anthem should be boycotted until the message is received that this is not acceptable behavior for role models for children. I believe Congressional salaries should be voted on bi-annually by the people they represent and not by themselves. I think Congress should be subject to every law they pass on the populace including any regarding Social Security or Healthcare. Speaking of the Healthcare bill (or con job as I see it) I hope Trump will overturn it and set things back to normal. I oppose the building of an Mosque or ANY Islamic center at or within a 10 mile radius of Ground Zero in New York. I will fight those in favor of this until hell freezes over and then I will continue to fight it hand to hand on the ice. Further I think the ban on immigrants from certain nations known to harbor and promote terrorism is a justified measure, at least until we can come up with better methods of vetting and tracking those non citizens we allow in the country. We did not inflict this measure on them those who refuse to point out, denounce or fight radical religious terrorism brought this upon themselves.
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